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NIGHTLIFE

Josephine County

ALIBI TAVERN, 1220 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-2854. Saturdays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

ART'S RED GARTER, 126 S. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-4222.

Fridays and Saturdays, DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Wednesdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

BOHEMIAN BAR & BISTRO, 233 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-7158. Dec. 7, J Brons Duo, 6 p.m.; Dec. 9, Sarah Dion Brooks, jazz, 1 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

CEDARWOOD SALOON, 1345 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-6160. Dec. 7-8, Hank Shreve Band, blues, funk, rock, soul, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.,; Thursdays, open jam, 7-11 p.m. No cover.

CLIMATE CITY BREWING, 509 Southwest G Street, Grants Pass, 541-479-3725. Tuesdays, Salsa/Bachata Party, 7-9 p.m., with Latin dance lesson at 7 p.m., dancing 7:30-9 p.m., no partner necessary, $5.

COCINA 7 TAQUERIA, 132 Blodgett Road, Williams, 541-846-6666. Dec. 7, The Distilled-Spirit Rebellion, honky-tonk, outlaw country, 7-10 p.m., $5; Thursdays, open mic, 7 p.m., sign-ups start at 5 p.m., no cover.

DOUBLE TAPS TAPROOM AND CRAFT SPIRITS, 945 N.E. D St., Grants Pass, 541-916-8475. Dec. 6, Sip & Paint, 6:15 p.m., $40-$47, advance; Dec. 8, Whiskey Tasting, 1-6 p.m., $20 for five tastes; Dec. 15, Anniversary Party, noon-9 p.m.; Dec. 19, Ugly Sweater Bingo Party, 6-8 p.m., $5 per bingo card; Tuesdays, Trivia Night, 6-7:30 p.m. No cover.

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G STREET BAR AND GRILL, 125 S.E. G St., Grants Pass, 541-956-5427. Dec. 7, The Elevators, funky, groovy rock, 8 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 8, The Elephants Duo, originals, The Honeymoon Killers, swampadelic rock, 8 p.m.-midnight, no cover; Dec. 16, Paint & Sip, 2 p.m., $40 advance, 541-450-1284.

THE HAUL, 121 S.W. H St., Grants Pass, 541-474-4991. Dec. 7, Intuitive Compass, punk rock country western, 9 p.m.-midnight, no cover.

JD'S SPORTS BAR AND BREWERY, 690 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, 541-471-0383. Dec. 7-8, live music, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover.

THE LAUGHING CLAM, 121 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1110. Dec. 7, Ring of Trees, rock 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 8, Cover 3, eclectic trio, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

MUG SHOTS, 145 N.E. Mill St., Grants Pass, 541-479-6212. Fridays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

OLD BARN TAVERN, 2039 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-0222. Saturdays, karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thursdays, karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

RIVER'S EDGE, 1936 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-244-1182. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Scott Head or David Modica, acoustic rock, blues, jazz, folk guitar, 5:30- 8 p.m. No cover.

ROGUE ROASTERS, 610 S.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-6134. Dec. 15, Holiday Pop-Up Markets, 12 vendors with locally made arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

SHENANIGANS AT HERB'S, 515 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, 541-476-1668. Dec. 7-8, Hot Gossip, vintage rock, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday-Wednesday, karaoke 8 p.m.-2 a.m.; Thursdays, karaoke 3-7 p.m., hip hop DJ Niko, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

THE SOUND LOUNGE, 225 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-479-0712. Dec. 6, Rogue Rage Duo, Delta blues, 9-11:30 p.m.,; Dec. 7, Jett Harris and His Hotrod Hellcats, surf rock, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Dec. 8, Latin Night with DJ Fluffy, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Dec. 9, open mic with Ambur Rose, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 11, DJ Rizlo Rinseout, 9 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 13, DJ FiNaTTIK, 8-11 p.m. No cover.

SPEAKEASY TAPROOM & WINE BAR, 208 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-450-4248. Dec. 7, Rogue Rage Duo, Delta blues, 8-11 p.m. No cover.

TAYLOR'S COUNTRY STORE, 202 S. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541- 592-5358. Dec. 7, Steve Berg, acoustic guitar and vocals, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.

WILD RIVER BREWERY AND PIZZA, 249 N. Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, 541-592-3556. Dec. 8, Tim Mitchell, acoustic rock, 6-9 p.m.; Wednesdays, open mic, 6-9 p.m. No cover.

WILD RIVER PUB, 533 N.E. F St., Grants Pass, 541-474-4456. Dec. 20, acoustic bluegrass Americana jam, 6-9 p.m; Tuesdays, Mike Brons, acoustic guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m.

WOLF CREEK INN, 100 Front St., Wolf Creek, 541-866-2474. Dec. 8, Timeless, standards, 7-9 p.m., no cover; Dec. 14-15, Dec. 21, "Twas the Night Before Christmas," dinner theater, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $12-$38, reservations required.

Jackson County

BAMBOO ROOM AT KING WAH'S, 1182 Court St., Medford, 541-772-1820. Dec. 8, Crooked Teeth, The Home Team, Kathartica, and Tombo, 7 p.m., all ages until 10 p.m., $6 ; Dec. 13, Bubba Sparxxx, hip hop, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $20 advance, $25.door,

BELLA UNION, 170 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1770. Dec. 6-8, The Brothers Reed, acoustic Americana, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, 8-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Dec. 13, David Pinsky, acoustic blues, 7-9 p.m. No cover.

THE BLACK SHEEP, 51 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6414. Dec. 24, Rainbow Affair, LBGTQ gathering, 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, open mic with Robbie DaCosta, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, Magic Night, 6-9 p.m.; Thursdays, dart tournament, 7:30 p.m., game night, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Celtic music, 2-5 p.m. No cover, unless noted.

BOOMTOWN SALOON, 105 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-702-2252. Dec. 8, Rock Candy, rock, soul, blues, classic rock, 8:30 p.m.-midnight; Wednesdays, open mic, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

BRICKROOM, 35 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-6030. Dec. 6 The Summit, hip hop, dance, 9 p.m., $5; Dec. 8, Raise Instrumental Volume 7, positive hip hop, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5.

CALLAHAN'S MOUNTAIN LODGE, Interstate 5 Exit 6, south of Ashland, 541-482-1299. Saturdays through Wednesdays, Ken Hart, guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, John Hollis, guitar and vocals, 6-9 p.m., no cover.

CATTLEMEN'S, 108 Depot St., Rogue River, 541-582-1631. Dec. 7, Brother Angus, Celtic tribal, trance, 9 p.m.-midnight; Tuesdays and Thursdays, karaoke, 8-11 p.m. No cover.

CHADWICKS PUB AND SPORTS BAR, 2300 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-770-1234. Dec. 7-8, Comedy Night with opener Mike Coletta and headliner Chris Franjola 8 p.m. $10; karaoke after comedy.

THE EDGE NIGHTCLUB & PATIO, 25 S. Riverside, Medford. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ dance music, 10 p.m. No cover.

FOGLINE SALOON, 1250 Biddle Road, Suite H, Medford, 541-857-8891. Dec. 6, Rodeo Flyer, '80s and '90s country, 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover.

4 DAUGHTERS IRISH PUB, 126 W. Main St., Medford, 541-779-4455. Saturdays, Jug of Punch, Irish music, 4-6 p.m. No cover.

GRAPE STREET BAR & GRILL, 31 S. Grape St., Medford, 541-500-8881. Dec. 7, Danielle Kelly Soul Project, R&B, soul, Mowtown, 8 p.m.-midnight, no cover; Dec. 8, Ring of Trees, rock, pop, 8 p.m.-midnight, no cover; Dec. 11, Ashland Blues Society holiday party jam with The Bluesdusters, 6-9 p.m., no cover; Dec. 12, line dancing, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 13, Pole Dance & Fitness Annual Winter Showcase, 7-9 p.m., $10-$20 at poleshow.ticketbud.com.

HABANEROS, 142 N. Front St., Medford, 541-779-9770. Dec. 7-8, Hog Wild, rock, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

HOWIEE'S ON FRONT, 16 N. Front St., Medford, 541-773-5767. Dec. 7, Fundaqit, funk, rock, hip hop, Funk Dub, psychedelic hip hop, 9 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 8, Broke in Stereo, solo acoustic, with Silas opening, 9 p.m.-midnight. o cover.

IPUB, 137 E. Main St, Ashland, 541-482-8572. Wednesdays, karaoke, 10 p.m. No cover.

J'VILLE TAVERN, 125 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-899-1170. Dec. 7, Robbie DaCosta, rockabilly, blues, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

JEFFERSON SPIRITS, 404 E. Main St., Medford, 541-622-8190. Sundays, open mic with The Robbie DaCosta Trio, blues, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

JOHNNY B'S ROCKIN' DINER, 120 E. Sixth St., Medford, 541-773-1900. Dec. 11, Photo Ops, 9 p.m.-midnight; Dec. 13, The Macks, Novacane, and Shaky Harlots, 8 p.m.-midnight.Cover charges vary.

LA BAGUETTE MUSIC CAFE, 340 A St., Ashland, 541-482-0855. Dec. 7, Jim Quinby and Julia Rupp, jazz, Christmas music, 7-9 p.m.; Dec. 8, Dave Miller Trio, jazz, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Dec. 12, Bread & Jam, music from The Great American Songbook, 10-11 a.m. Cover charges vary.

LOFT BRASSERIE & BAR, 18 Calle Guanajuato, Ashland, 541-482-1116. Dec. 6, Rogue Suspects Lite, blues, jazz, rock, soul, 8:30 p.m. No cover, $5 drink minimum.

LUNA CAFE & MERCANTILE, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland, 541-482-3372. Dec. 9, Danielle Kelly Jazz Project, jazz, 4-6 p.m.; Dec. 12, Lee Stewart, acoustic guitar and vocals, with wine tasting, 5:30-7:30 p.m. No cover.

OBERON'S RESTAURANT & BAR, 45 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-708-6652. Dec. 6, Pickin' Pears, folk and roll, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 7, Dan Engle and Friends, 6-8 p.m., Glitterfox, folk, 9-11 p.m.; Dec. 8, Stero TV, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 12, Leah Shoshana's Brave Woman Tour, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 13, Holiday Karaoke Santa Sing-Along, 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, Corner Boys, Irish, 6-9 p.m.; Mondays, open mic, 9 p.m. No cover.

PIER 21, 841 Stewart Ave., Medford, 541-776-3263. Dec. 7-8, Gypsy Gillis, rock, blues, 9 p.m.-midnight; Wednesdays and Thursdays, open jam night, 8-11 p.m. No cover.

ROCKY TONK SALOON & GRILL, 333 E. Main St., Medford, 541-973-2887. Dec. 6, Ugly Sweater Party, with music by Jason Michael Carrol, doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m., $13 advance, $18 door, tickets at universe.com, proceeds benefit David's Chair; Dec. 8, The Queen's Fight Viewing Party, 4 p.m.; Dec. 12. Logan Mize, country, with Keeland Donovan, 7 p.m., cover; Tuesdays and Fridays, free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., no cover.

SMITHFIELDS PUB & PIES, 23 S. Second St., Ashland, 541-482-7437. Dec. 9, The Brothers Reed, acoustic indie folk pop duo, 8-10 p.m.; Mondays, Robbie DaCosta and Friends, rockabilly, blues, 8-11 p.m.; Tuesdays, karaoke, 9-11:30 p.m.; Thursdays, trivia, 8-10 p.m. No cover.

STANDING STONE BREWING COMPANY, 101 Oak St., Ashland, 541-482-2448. Dec. 13, Keeping Ashland Women Safe Task Force Fundraiser, with silent auction, music by Rogue Suspects Lite, 8-11 p.m., $25 at keepingashlandwomensafe.com.

THE TALENT CLUB, 114 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-2721. Dec. 7, Dusty Green Bones, jamgrass, 9 p.m.-midnight, $10; Dec. 8, Life During Wartime, music of The Talking Heads, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $15; Dec. 14, Hillstomp, punkabilly, blues stomp, 9 p.m.-midnight, $10; Dec. 15, Galaxe, conscious hip hop, electronica, 9 p.m.-midnight, $10.

THE URBAN CORK, 330 N. Fir St., Medford, 541-500-8778. Dec. 7, Lee Stewart, acoustic Christmas music, 5-7 p.m. No cover.

WALKABOUT BREWING, 921 Mason Way, Medford, 541-734-4677. Dec. 6, Robbie DaCosta, rockabilly, blues, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Dec. 7, Eric Leadbetter, blues, rock, Americana, folk, 7-9 p.m.; Dec. 8, Rogue rage Duo, Delta blues, 7-9 p.m.; Dec. 13, Jim Friend, country, classic rock, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.

WILD GOOSE CAFE & BAR, 2365 Ashland St., Ashland, 541-488- 4103. Dec. 6, Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters, 8-11 p.m. Dec. 7, karaoke, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, karaoke, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, Jim Quinby, 6-8 p.m., open mic, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 10, Blue Notes, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 11, Justin Gordon and the AAA All-Stars, 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 12, Q&A Duo, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 13, Craig Martin and Friends, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

WINERIES

Josephine County

AUGUSTINO ESTATE VINEYARDS, 16995 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-1881. Dec. 8, Piano By Matt, 1-4 p.m., with holiday gift shop. No cover.

SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS, 330 Kubli Road, Grants Pass, 541-846-9985. Dec. 7, Bryan Teal, acoustic, 5-8 p.m.; Dec. 8-9, Holiday Open House, with the Rogue Carolers, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 8 and Lee Stewart, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9. No cover.

Jackson County

BELLE FIORE WINERY, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland, 541-552-4900. Dec. 6, Danielle Kelly Jazz Project, jazz, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 7, Not Too Shabby, pop, blues, R&B, contemporary, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman, classical and jazz guitar, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, The Elephant, eclectic rock duo, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 12, Rod Petrone, classical guitar, 5-7 p.m.; Dec. 13, Turnipseed Trio, jazz, 5-7 p.m. No cover.

EDENVALE WINERY, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford, 541-512-2955, ext. 2. Dec. 16, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus Holiday Party, dress-up fun with family activities, family photos, 1-4 p.m., $15 per child over 2, call for reservations; Dec. 24, Christmas Eve brunch, 9:30 a.m., $15-$35, reservations required; Jan. 1, New Year's Day brunch, 9:30 a.m., $15-$35, reservations required.

KRISELLE CELLARS, 12956 Modoc Road, White City, 541-830-8466. Dec. 8, Phil King, acoustic guitar and vocals, 1-4 p.m. No cover.

PASCHAL WINERY, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-535-7957. Dec. 9, Wine Club Party, 1-5 p.m., with Danielle Kelly and Paul Turnipseed, 1-3 p.m., Mysha Caruso, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Dec, 13, John Nilsen, piano, 7 p.m., $10.

ROXY ANN WINERY, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315. Dec. 7, Mercy, blues, rock, 6-8 p.m., $5-$7; Dec. 9, Shae Celine and Nick Garrett-Powell, holiday songs, 3-5 p.m.; Dec. 12, The Brothers Reed, acoustic indie folk pop duo, 6-8 p.m., no cover; Dec. 14, John Nilsen, piano, 6 p.m., $7.

SOUTH STAGE CELLARS, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville, 541-899-9120. Dec. 7, Marshall Stack, acoustic guitar and vocals, acoustic, 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 8, Breath of Bluegrass, with Linda Powers, John Galloway, Feed Epping, 6-8 p.m. No cover.

2 HAWK WINERY, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford, 541-779-9463. Dec. 10, culinary classes, 6-8:30 p.m., $75-$95, advance registration.

MUSIC

Josephine County

THE KINGSTON TRIO, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316 roguetheatre.com. Folk, for 21 and over only. $40 general, $50-$60 reserved.

TOMMY EMMANUEL, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316 roguetheatre.com. Guitarist with dobro player Jerry Douglas both perform solo and together, for 21 and over only. $35 general, $45 reserved.

TOYS FOR TOTS BENEFIT CONCERT AND SING-ALONG, 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass, 541-956-7200. Rogue Chorus, Rogue Singers and Rogue Youth Ensemble perform seasonal music, lead sing-along. Free, donations of unwrapped toys requested.

FOUNTAINVIEW ACADEMY ORCHESTRA AND SINGERS, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1360 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-6313, 541-474-3089. Christmas repertoire of old and new music. Free, tickets needed to assure seating; get them at Evergreen Federal Bank locations, or by phone. 5 p.m. show is sold out.

WINDHAM HILL WINTER SOLSTICE, 8 p.m. Dec. 9, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316 roguetheatre.com. Original and traditional acoustic music featuring guitarists Will Ackerman and Alex deGrassi and fiddler Barabara Higbie, for 21 and over only. $38 general, $48 and $58 reserved.

JOHN NILSEN, 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5369. Pianist performs holiday classics, boogie-woogie, jazz, new compositions. $10, at the door.

EVENING OF SACRED MUSIC, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Life of Learning Foundation, 459 Galice Road, Merlin, 541-476-1200. Candlelight choir concert with 17th and 18th century traditional European forms, music by contemporary English composers, with a message from Guy Finley. Free, holiday snacks served after the program.

A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 741 N.W. Fourth St., Grants Pass. Rogue Valley Harmonizers, Southern Oregon Sound perform four-part harmony a cappella holiday music. Admission $10 adults, free for kids 18 and younger.

ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Parkway Christian Center, 229 N.E. Beacon Drive, Grants Pass, 541-708-6400, rvsymphony.org. Holiday program with Baroque, Romantic and modern music, oboe soloist and a sing-along. Tickets $32 general, $15 youth 6-22.

ZEPDRIX, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass, 541-471-1316 roguetheatre.com. The music of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, featuring guitarist Jeff Pevar and with The Fret Drifters opening, for 21 and over only, $20 advance, $25 door.

GPHS MUSIC DEPARTMENT HOLIDAY CONCERTS, 7 p.m. Dec. 18, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 19, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass. Student band, choir and orchestra perform a repertoire of holiday music. $10 general, $6 students and seniors.

TINTINNABULATION, noon Dec. 19, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-8689. Handbell choir plays holiday music. Free.

ACOUSTIC JAM, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 20, Wild River Pub, 533 N.E. F St., Grants Pass, 541-476-5426. Folk, bluegrass, old-time, country, jam session for pickers and singers of all levels. Free.

WINTER SOLSTICE DANCE, 7 p.m. Dec. 22, Takilma Community Building, 9367 Takilma Road, Takilma. Dinner service (7 p.m.) music by The Fire Flies (8:30 p.m.), lantern burning ceremony (10:30 p.m.) music by Donna and The Fringe (11 p.m.). Cover charge.

211 FLY, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N,.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557. Original rock band from Southern Oregon plays progressive rock, southern rock and blues. $15.

Jackson County

SISKIYOU SINGERS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Dec. 8-9, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-482-5290.Dvorak's Mass in D Major, traditional Christmas and Hanukkah favorites, with 30-piece orchestra accompaniment. $20 general, $5 students and Oregon Trail Card holders.

HULA FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 5 p.m. Dec. 8, Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Dancing to Hawaiian music and Christmas carols, with Hawaiian plate dinner. Show $5-$10, dinner is $10.

MINSTREL STREAMS, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 9, Art Presence Art Center, 206 E. Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-941-7057. Classical Baroque, Celtic folk music. Free.

JOHN NILSEN, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Upper Rogue United Methodist Church, 18977 Highway 62, Shady Cove, 541-878-2793. Pianist performs holiday classics, boogie-woogie, jazz, new compositions. $10, at the door.

SOUTHERN OREGON CONCERT BAND, 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford, 541-324-0404. Holiday music through the ages, including classical, old English, calypso tunes and carols arranged for handbells. Admission by donation.

JOHN NILSEN, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Pascal Vineyard, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, 541-535-7957. Pianist performs holiday classics, boogie-woogie, jazz, new compositions. $10, at the door.

JOHN NILSEN, 6 p.m. Dec. 14, RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford, 541-776-2315. Pianist performs holiday classics, boogie-woogie, jazz, new compositions. $67, at the door.

ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONY HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, First Presbyterian Church, 1615 Clark Ave., Ashland, 541-708-6400, rvsymphony.org. Holiday program with Baroque, Romantic and modern music, oboe soloist and a sing-along. Tickets $38 general, $15 youth 6-22. Sold out.

THE ENGLISH BEAT, 9 p.m. Dec. 14, Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, liveatthearmory.com. Alternative, ska, pop, reggae, rock, New Wave, from the United Kingdom, for 21 and over only. $32, advance sales recommended.

SOUTHERN OREGON REPERTORY SINGERS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Dec. 16, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-0900, repsingers.org. "Welcome Yule" program features Gregorian chants, contemporary holiday songs,folk songs, traditional carols from around the world. Tickets $33 and $39, $5 for students and Oregon Trail Card holders.

SING-ALONG MESSIAH, 4 p.m. Dec. 16, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Community sings invited to join accomplished singers and musicians to perform Handel's "Messiah." Free.

TINTINNABULATION, noon Dec. 19, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford. Handbell choir gives holiday concert. Free.

AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR, 7 p.m. Dec. 19, Grace Point Fellowship, 213 S. For St., Medford, 541-200-2164. African songs and dances, children's songs, traditional spirituals, gospel favorites. Free.

HOLIDAY JAZZ PARTY, 7 p.m. Dec. 20, Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, talent, siskiyoumusicproject.com. Ed Dunsavage Trio, with Bob Rawlings and Norma Jean, play holiday jazz. $25 general, $20 Siskiyou Music Project members.

AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR, 6 p.m. Dec. 21, First Baptist Church, 2004 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-482-3836. African songs and dances, children's songs, traditional spirituals, gospel favorites. Free.

COMMUNITY DRUMMING CIRCLE 6-7 p.m. Dec. 21, Applegate Library, 18485 N. Applegate Road, Applegate. Open to the public; bring a drum if you have one. Free.

WINTER SOLSTICE/FULL MOON FIRE & DRUM, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 22, Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Ashland, 541-482-3776.

AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR, 7 p.m. Dec. 28, Valley Bible Fellowship, 616 S. Pacific Highway, Talent, 541-535-6322. African songs and dances, children's songs, traditional spirituals, gospel favorites. Free.

JOSEPH YUNGEN, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, SOU Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland, 541-552-6154, chambermusicconcerts.org. Recital of music by Alkan, Faure, Chopin. $20 general, $5 for full-time university students, children 8 and older and Oregon Trail Card holders.

ORGAN RECITAL, 2 p.m. Dec. 30, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 N. Second St, Ashland, 541-482-3075. Margaret Evans performs works by Bach, Soerby, Pachelbel, Daquin, Hailstork, Schaffner, Hobby, Buxtehude and Dupre, with seasonal hymns sungs by the audience. Free, $20 donations to Options of Helping Residents of Ashland suggested.

NEW YEAR'S EVE FAMILY PROGRAM, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 31, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Music by Dennis Caraher. Free.

Douglas County

THE JAZZ KINGS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4691, theshedd.org. "Ring Those Bells" program features sacred and traditional holiday songbook tunes, plus holiday carols sing-along. Tickets $30.

BIGHORN JAZZ BAND/UMPQUA SINGERS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Whipple Fine Arts Centerstage Theatre, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, 541-440-4691. Holiday jazz.

ON STAGE

Josephine County

OLD TIME RADIO PLAYERS, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 2 p.m Dec. 8-9, Floral Building, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 541-659-7723. Winter variety show and Fibber McGee skit, with special holiday season guests. $12 with advance reservation, $14 door, $10 for groups of eight or more with reservations.

"CANDYLAND," 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 5 p.m. Dec. 9, Lorna Byrne Cafe Theatre, 102 S. Junction Ave., Cave Junction, 541-649-2333. RiverStars Performing Arts premieres original holiday dance theater show in which adolescent nursery plants concoct a plan to visit the famed land of sugar. Reserved seating $20, general seating is pay-what-you-can.

"'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS," 5:30 p.m. Dec 14, 15 and 21,

Wolf Creek Inn, 100 Front St., Wolf Creek, 541-866-2474. Top Hat Theatre Co. presents old-fashioned dinner theater song and dance show, with a Christmas theme. $38 adults, $12 children, price includes one draft beer, house wine or soda.

"NAUGHTY OR NICE," 11 p.m. Dec, 14, Dec. 21, Oregon Cabaret Theatre,. First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com. Late-night cabaret show for adults. $10.

"THE NUTCRACKER BALLET," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, 2 p.m. 23, Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center, Eighth and Olive streets, Grants Pass, 541-476-4641, gpnutcracker.org. Holiday classic about a girl who is given a remarkable nutcracker and dreams of a prince and a fantastical adventure. In Section A, $20 all seats; in Section B, $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors; Dec. 15 performance is $15 all seats.

"MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m Sundays, through Dec. 16, Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass, 541-479-3557, barnstormersgp.com. Kris Kringle, who gets a job as Santa at Macy's department store, ends up in a court competency hearing with a little girl's belief in Santa at stake. Tickets $15; Dec. 6 is pay-what-you can; Dec. 12 is benefit performance for the Josephine County Food Bank, get tickets at Venuti Group (1012 N.E. Sixth St.) or People's Bank (509 S.E. Seventh St.); all regular shows sold out.

DINNER TO DIE FOR, 6 p.m. Saturdays, Cynthia's Home Sweet Home, 1038 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5953. Interactive murder mystery dinner theater. $30, reservations required.

Jackson County

"THE VELVETEEN RABBIT," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055, www.ctporegon.org. The story of a toy rabbit made real through the love of a child, is told in story theater style, with Q&A sessions and interactions with performer. $5 minimum donation per person.

"WILLY WONKA," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 3 p.m. Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m Dec. 13-14, 3 p.m Dec. 15, Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Musical about five children and their families who visit Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and a world of pure imagination. $24 adults, $12 students.

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10, Dec. 16-17, Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055. One-man show. Tickets minimum donation of $5, at the door.

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL," 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 14-30, Randall Theatre, 20 S. Fir St., Medford, 541-632-3258, randalltheatre.com. Musical adaptation of Dickens' story about a man visited by three ghosts. Reserved seating $22, pay-what-you-want at the door for seats remaining unsold 30 minutes before showtime.

THE HAMAZONS "A HOLIDAY CLASSIC," 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland, hamazons.com. Unscripted tale inspired by classic holiday films. $15 advance, $18 door.

"MOONLIGHTING 2018: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS," 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 15-23, Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland, 541-646-2971, ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org. Short plays by local writers take poignant, humorous looks at family and amorous relationships. $15, at the door (no credit cards), or at Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford or online.

TOMASEEN FOLEY'S A CELTIC CHRISTMAS, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Craterian Theatre, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-779-3000, craterian.org. Irish sing, dance, music, stories of Christmas. $32, $35, $38 adults, $22, $25, $28 youth and students 22 and younger.

"TUCK EVERLASTING," 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30, Collaborative Theatre Project, 555 Medford Center, Medford, 541-779-1055, www.ctporegon.org. Musical about a young girl's desire to achieve immortality with a family she meets in the woods. Tickets $28 general, $22 seniors, $20 students and children.

"OLIVER," 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30, plus 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and 2 p.m. Dec. 31, Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent, 541-535-5250, camelottheatre.org. Musical adaptation of Sickens' novel about a gang of pickpockets in Victorian England. $20-$36.

"EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME)," 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays 1 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 31, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland, 541-488-2902, theoregoncabaret.com. A small company of actors lead a fast-paced, comedic tour through the holidays. $25-$39.

Douglas County

CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW 6 p.m. Dec. 7-8, Dec. 16, 4 p.m. Dec. 9, The Grand Victorian Theatre, 828 N. Old Pacific Highway, Myrtle Creek 541-863-5000, thegrandvictoriantheatre.com. Dinner theater with Christmas skits, songs, sing-along. $40 general, $30 children 14 and younger.

"CHARLES DICKENS WRITES A CHRISTMAS CAROL," 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec 16 Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-673-2125, www.uact-theatre.com. On Christmas Eve, Charles Dickens argues, berates and battles with the characters he's trying to write about. $6-$13.

CHILD'S PLAY

Josephine County

SANTA IN MERLIN, 5 p.m. Dec. 8, Merlin Community Center, 100 Acorn Drive, Merlin. Boys and girls meet with Santa, enjoy goodies. Free.

YOUNG MASTER GARDENERS, 11:30 a.m.-noon and 3-4 p.m. Dec. 12, Josephine Community Library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-476-0571. Kids learn about fir, pine and spruce — all popular Christmas trees — and other conifers. Free; morning program for 5 and younger, afternoon for 6 and older.

CHRISTMAS VACATION DAY CAMP, 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 26-28, Jan. 2-4, YMCA, 1000 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, 541-474-0001, grantspassymca.org. Crafts, swimming, youth gym, youth room, field trips. $27-$32 per day or $65-$80 per week.

BABY RHYME TIME, 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Grants Pass branch library, 200 N.W. C St., Grants Pass, 541-956-2059, 541-301-1537. Parents and babies up to 24 months meet for nursery rhymes and playtime. Free.

YOUTH SKILLS PROGRAM, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, Grants Pass, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays in Williams, 707-481-3403, thesharpeningstone.com. Wilderness education for ages 7-9 and 10-13, with games and activities to help youth experience nature. $30 per student per day; registration in one-month blocks only.

Jackson County

STORIES & COOKIES WITH SANTA, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 8, Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles St., Gold Hill, 541-855-1994. For kids 10 and younger, Free.

STORYTIME, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 15, Jacksonville Library, 340 W. C St., Jacksonville. Pamilla Formeller shares her new children's book, "Miracle on Fifth," a Christmas story about a boy with magical musical talents. Free.

HOLIDAY CRAFTS PARTY, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 15, Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St., Rogue River, 541-864-8850. Crafts, games, movie, refreshments. Free.

SANTA'S CHRISTMAS PARTY, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Medford Library, 202 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-8689. Santa and Mrs. Claus, crafts, guessing jar, treats, ugly sweater contest, new books to all in attendance. Free.

KID TIME CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford, 541-772-9922, www.kid-time.org. Interactive exhibits and classes that promote imagination and cooperative play. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $6-$10.

SCIENCEWORKS, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-6767, www.scienceworksmuseum.org. Exhibits and activities related to energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering, other Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; admission $10-$12, free for kids under 2; admission $2 every first Sunday.

ART

Josephine County

FIRST FRIDAY LIVE, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, downtown Grants Pass, 541-450-6180, facebook.com/grantspassfirstfridaylive. Local galleries and businesses hold receptions for art viewers. Free. See art listings below for individual venues.

BEAD MERCHANT, 115 S.W. H St., Grants Pass, 541-659-4518. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, with yarn making demonstrations, sales.

BOHEMIAN BAR & BISTRO, 233 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-471-7158. Paintings by Donna Walsh, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, with music by J Brons Duo and syrah and cabernet tastings from Augustino Estate Winery.

CHESI JO'S BABY BOUTIQUE, 307 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-476-8094. Open for First Friday Live, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7, with Santa and Mrs. Claus photo packages.

GALLERY ONE AT THE MUSEUM, 229-B S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-1218. Ornaments, cards, baskets, jewelry, fine art, photography, sculpture and other gift items by gallery artists, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, with handmade ornament and Christmas card demonstrations by various artists.

G.G. SUGARPLUM'S BAKESHOP, 225 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-944-7528. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, with graphite work by Joshua Sheard.

GLASS FORGE GALLERY AND STUDIO, 501 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-0815.

GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. Membership Exhibit, 143 pieces by 91 artists in various mediums, through Dec. 20. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7.

THE HIVVE, 164 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. Work by graffiti artist "HURT," including customizes church pews, a 8-by-12-foot mural, and train set miniatures, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7.

ILLINOIS VALLEY FINE ARTISTS, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Rogue Community College Belt Building, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-592-6351. Artists work in all media, with Gene Drake available for lessons.

KING JEWELERS, 221 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-476-3777. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, with loose gemstones at discounted prices, custom jewelry selections.

MY LITTLE CORNER CAFE, 130 S.E. G St., Grants Pass. "iMind," shaped paintings by Claudia Marchini that create a contemplative space for consideration of modern life and our growing reliance on technology and the growing "cloud" of information, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7.

PAIN 2 PERFORMANCE, 111 S.E. G St., Grants Pass, 541-916-8350. Early work by by Paul Silas Trapp, paintings exploring the interior of his art studio and some domestic scenes, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7.

REBEL BRICKS, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-244-1933. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, with customized toy tours, games and prizes.

SANDI'S CANDIES & FUDGERY, 145 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-955-9112. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, with holiday goodies and drawing for gift baskets, $5 entry.

SOUTHERN OREGON GUILD GALLERY, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, 541-659-3858. "Freedom," artwork exploring the question of art's power to affect lives and the world, through January.

UNTITLED 2.0, 119 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, www.untitled2gallery.com. "The Isles of Amnesia," hypnotic paintings of memory by Paul James Cunningham, through December. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, with the artist signing copies of the latest exhibition catalogue, and seasonal music by cellist Spencer Black and violinist Sean Bullock.

VICE BREWING, 220 S.W. H St., Grants Pass, 541-916-9060. Open for First Friday Live, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7, with work by six local artists: Derek Gruen, Danielle Nason, Cindy Fields, Mo Jah-Be, Kyle Stauss and Kasman Mander.

VINTAGE OUTLET & CONSIGNMENTS, 114 S.E. Sixth St., Grants Pass, 541-295-7540. "Royceware," distinctive jewelry by Cynthia Mace, through December.

WISEMAN GALLERY, Rogue Community College, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, 541-956-7481. "The Chromatic Image," artwork of Debra Gardner Abarca, Vince Carl and Karen Staal, through Dec. 6.

Jackson County

ASHLAND GALLERY WALK, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7, downtown Ashland, 541-488-8430, 877-PLAN-ART. Artists' receptions at downtown galleries.

THIRD FRIDAY ART WALK, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 21, throughout Medford. Local galleries and businesses hold receptions for art viewers. Free.

AMERICAN TRAILS, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-2553. Indigenous arts and crafts, Native American jewelry and wildlife art, ongoing.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY, 247 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-326-6960. "Expressions," watermedia paintings by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass that focus on abstraction, through Dec. 30.

ART DU JOUR GALLERY, 213 E. Main St. Medford, 541-770-3190. Work by gallery artists, ongoing.

ART PRESENCE, 206 Fifth St., Jacksonville, 541-899-3759. "Holiday Treasures," and "Gathering of Angels," through Dec. 30.

ASHLAND ART CENTER, 357 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-2772. Handcrafted work by local artists: paintings, photography, prints, jewelry, scarves, fiber art, woodwork, ceramics, through December.

ASHLAND ART WORKS, 291 Oak St., Ashland, 541-488-4735. "Winter Wonders Holiday Gift Show," through December.

GALLERIE KARON, 500 A St., Ashland, 541-482-9008. "Gifts BY the Gifted," handmade, handcrafted gift items for the holidays, through December.

GALT GALLERY, 40 N. Main St., Ashland, 541-625-4014. "Animals of the Spirit," through December.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY, 89 Oak St. Ashland, 541-488-2562. "Animal Crackers," two- and three-dimensional work honoring animals, by Wayne Armstrong, Don Ajello, Laurel Bustamante, Steven Dewey, Penelope Dews, Bab Wague Diakite, Claire Duncan, Marly Eidsness, John and Robin Gumaelius, Carol Ingram, Pamela Kroll, Betty LaDuke, Jhenna Quine Lewis, Gabriel Mark Lipper, Barbara Masey, Robert Schlegel, Karen Staal, Wataru Sugiyama, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Aggie Zed and Stan Peterson, through Dec. 31.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART, 280 E. Hersey St., Ashland, 541-482-1983. Work by gallery artists, ongoing.

NIMBUS, 25 E. Main St., Ashland, 541-482-3621. Contemporary paintings, glass, wood, ceramics and jewelry by gallery artists, ongoing.

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY, 357 E, Main St., Ashland, 541-482-2772. "Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 Years Later," images by Bobbi Murphy, through January.

ROGUE GALLERY, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, 541-772-8118. "Don't Fence Me In," more than 80 gallery members express themselves without boundaries, in watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography and pastels, through Dec. 21; "Awake, Dreaming in the Garden," woodcuts and screenprints by Amy Godard, through Jan. 11.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART, Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, Ashland, 541-552-6245, sma.sou.edu. "Terrain: The Space Between" work by Vija Clemins, Judy Ofadd and Ed Ruscha, from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation; "Field Burns," solo exhibition by Patrick Collier; "Outland About," work by Carl Diehl and Susan Murrell, through Jan. 5.

SHEPHERD'S DREAM, 629 A St., Ashland, 541-708-5439. "A Study on the Transition of Life," watercolors by Nora Costley, through December.

STUDIO A.B, 621 A St., Ashland, 541-482-2253. New work by Ann Di-Salvo and Bruce Bayard, ongoing.

Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM, 123 Museum Drive, Roseburg, 541-957-7007. The Joe Burgess Collection of vintage and replica bicycles, tricycles and pedal toys from 1870s through 1970s, through January 2019. Admission $8.

UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS CENTER, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-672-2532. "Found in the Wilderness," locally crafted furniture and artwork by Oregon artists; "Angles," sculpture, paintings, fibers, photography and multi-media works by nine gallery artists; "The Unlimited Journey," pastel landscapes by Jan Horn; "Beginning of Time," painting, pottery, prints, collage and upcycled books by Kim Kimmerling; "A Fresh Start." work by Oakland students, grades 1-12, through Dec. 22; UVAA's Annual Handmade Holiday Pop-Up Shop, gift items by regional artists, through Dec. 8; reception 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7.

LITERARY

Josephine County

AUTHOR SIGNING, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, Oregon Books and Games, 150 N.E. E St., Grants Pass, 541-476-3132. Sheryl Fearrien presents "Cooking Through American History, with recipes and historical context.

CHRISTIAN WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP, noon-1:30 p.m. Dec. 11, All the World Christian Center, 237 S.E. G St., Grants Pass (use door between the cleaners and the church), 541-479-5948, writerkate@mail.com. Writers share their writings on a Christmas memory or other theme, and have a Christmas party so bring food to share. No membership fee, donations welcome.

POETRY SHARING, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 14, Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, 541-479-3290. Read or listen to poems, on the theme "holiday greetings." Free, donations welcome.

JOY LUCK BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, 2-3:30 p.m. first and third Thursday, Countryside Village, 1700 Kellenbeck Road, Grants Pass, 541-476-7665. Long-time book discussion group reads and discusses one book per month; fifth Thursday is a no-host lunch outing.

Jackson County

WRITERS GUILD OF ROGUE RIVER, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 8, Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St., Rogue River, 541-321-5215. Writers of all genres write and critique one another. Free.

AUTHOR TALK, 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-858-0203. Sharon Dean and Clive Rosengren present their books "Leaving Freedom" and "Martini Shot." Free.

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR, noon-3 p.m. Dec. 9, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6980. More than 30 local authors share, sell, sign their books. Free.

MEDFORD LIBRARY BOOK CHAT, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, 541-774-6415. Book group reads "Cologne: A Novel" by Sarah Pleydell. Free.

PHOENIX LIBRARY BOOK CLUB, 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Phoenix Library, 510 W. First St., Phoenix, 541-535-7090. Book discussion group. Free.

AUTHOR TALK, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford, 541-858-0203. Mike Walters presents his science fiction novel "The Rogue River Incident: Case XI Book I." Free.

AUTHOR TALK, 1-2 p.m. Dec. 16, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6980. Amira Makansi presents "Literary Librations: What to Drink With What You Read." Free.

BRAIN BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Book discussion group reads "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body" by Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson; Free.

GOLD HILL BOOK CLUB, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 21, Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles St., Gold Hill, 541-855-1994. Book discussion group reads "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel.

SISKIYOU SLEUTHS BOOK GROUP, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 26, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-774-6996. Mystery discussion group. Free.

CHRISTMAS

Josephine County

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass, 541-479-5369. Holiday music, readings, refreshments, with the theme "Silent Night." Free.

COMMUNITY NATIVITY FESTIVAL, 5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m .Dec. 8, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1969 Williams Highway, Grants Pass. Hundreds of nativity displays from around the world, with children's activities, live entertainment, refreshments. Free.

MOVIE SCREENING, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Rogue Theatre, 143 S.E. H St., Grants Pass. Showing of "Elf" hosted by Joy Church Grants Pass, with popcorn, cocoa and candy canes. Free; doors open 5 p.m. for first screening, 7:25 p.m. for second screening.

CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS PAST, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15, Schmidt House and Barn, 5-8 S.W. Fifth St., Grants Pass, 541-479-7827. Music and entertainment, make-and-take craft activities, Father Christmas, holiday decorations, home tours with costumed docents, coffee, cider and cookies. Free.

SANTA PUB CRAWL, 6 p.m. Dec. 15, Oregon Pour Authority, Seventh and H streets, Grants Pass. Fourth annual event goes from pub to pub in downtown, starting at Oregon Pour Authority, with eight stops planned. Bring unwrapped and unopened child's toy for IV Rotary gift give-away.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY, 6-9 p.m. nightly, Dec. 15-25, Riverside Park, Grants Pass, 541-264-0437. Drive-through lights display, with Santa on site a few days before Christmas. Free.

COOKIES AND COCOA TOY GIVEAWAY, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 22, Lorna Byrne Middle School, 102 S. Junction Ave., Cave Junction, 541-287-0045. Santa passes out toys to children, sponsored by Rotary Club of Illinois Valley.

Jackson County

THEME DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREE AUCTION & DINNER, 4 p.m. Dec. 8, VFW, 410 E. Main St., Rogue River. Social hour with Santa (4 p.m), dinner (5 p.m., auction (6 p.m.) to benefit Rogue River and Wimer families in need. Admission free, dinner $12.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, and Dec. 26, Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville, 541-245-3650. Victorian costumed docents share popular Christmas traditions and observances, stories from the late 1800s., plus Christmas bazaar with holiday items for sale. Tours start every 15 minutes; admission $5, $2 and canned food donations on Dec. 26.

BEHIND-THE-COUNTER VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TOURS, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8-9. Dec. 15-16, Dec. 22-23, Beekman Bank, 110 W. California St., Jacksonville, 541-245-3650. Learn about 19th century banking practices. Free.

LITHIA ARTISANS HOLIDAY MARKET, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 14, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m Dec. 16, Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. More than 60 local artisans display and sell their wares. Free admission.

HOLIDAY CRAFTS PARTY, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 15, Rogue River Library, 412 E. Main St., Rogue River, 541-864-8850. Crafts, games, a movie and refreshments. Free.

HANLEY FARM HOLIDAY TOURS, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 26, Hanley farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point, 541-608-0171. Costumed docents lead guests through the historic home decked out for the holidays; tours leave every 20 minutes, 11:10 a.m.-2:50 p.m. $3-$5.

Douglas County

TIMBER TRUCKERS LIGHT PARADE, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 8, Old Highway 99, Myrtle Creek, 541-863-3037. Parade of fire trucks, logging trucks and other big rigs all lit up with Christmas lights. Free.

ZOOLIGHTS, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 14-16, Wildlife Safari, 1790 Safari Road, Winston, 541-679-6761. Walk-through holiday lights exhibit, with gingerbread house craft, storybook ride, Sant and Mrs, Claus, cookies, cocoa and coffee, family photos. Admission $5.

TIMBER TOWN TOYLAND PARADE, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 15, Sutherlin, 541-459-3280. Parade of uniquely decorated vehicles. Free.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 5:30-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Jan. 1, River Forks Park, Roseburg, 541-637-5742, uvfestivaloflights.com. Walk- or drive-through 90 light displays, plus Holiday Village (Thursday-Sunday), giant nutcracker, visits from Santa, cider and souvenirs. $10 per car; wagon rides $5 (Thursdays through Sundays)

Oregon coast

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, 4-9:30 p.m. through Dec. 31, Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Coos Bay, 541-756-5401, 541-888-3732, shoreacres.net. Walk-through display of lighted gardens, garden house with refreshments and entertainment. Admission is a $5 parking fee per vehicle, cash or checks only.

HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW, 6-8 p.m. nightly, through Dec. 31, Pacific Reef Hotel, Gold Beach, 541-247-6658. Six acres of oceanfront land with lasers synchronized to holiday tunes and video.

MISCELLANY

Josephine County

PEARL HARBOR DAY OPEN HOUSE, 2-5 p.m. Dec. 7, American Legion, 206 N.W. F St., Grants Pass, 541-474-6400. Display commemorating military history, light refreshments. Free..

BOUNTIFUL FRIDAY, 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 129 N.W. E St., Grants Pass, 650-7430-0344. Gift exchange/swapping event. Free. bring up to three gifts to trade.

GUN & KNIFE SHOW, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9, Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, 800-659-3440. Firearms, ammo, accessories. Admission $7.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA, noon Dec. 15, Hawthorn Memorial Gardens, 2500 Upper River Road, Grants Pass, 541-476-5203.Wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans. Donations welcome to purchase wreaths.

Jackson County

NATIVE AMERICAN POTLUCK, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9, Valley of the Rogue State Park Rest Area, Gold Hill, 805-319-6686. Native American Indian Christian prayer gathering, with worship, singing blessings, live music, Native American dancers. Free, bring food to share.

HISTORY LECTURE SERIES, noon, Dec. 12, Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, 541-773-6536, 541-774-8679. "Compass, Camera, Castle and Vine: The Legacy of Peter Britt," the 12th in a year-long history lecture series called "Windows in Time." Free.

PORSCHA'S MUSICIAN'S FUND RECEPTION, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 16, Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. Appetizers, wine and music to launch new nonprofit offering assistance for children to learn to play a musical instrument. First program is a ukulele music camp. Suggested $25 donation.

NEW YEAR'S EVE BOOTLEGGERS BALL, 8 p.m. Dec. 31 Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, liveatthearmory.com. Glitzy, semi-formal New Year's Eve party with ball drop, gaming tables, circus acts, and three bands — Bathtub Gin Serenaders, Band du Pays and Allen Giardinelli. $30 advance, $35 door; tickets online or at Immortal Spirits and The Music Coop in Ashland.

CASINOS

Douglas County

SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO RESORT, Canyonville, 800-548-8461. UFC 231 Viewing Party, Dec. 8; Bump In the Road, through Dec. 9; Retro Radio Christmas, Dec. 12-23; Amy Clawson, Dec, 26-30; UFC 232 Viewing Party, Dec. 29; Code Red, Dec. 31; Dance Into the Colors New Year's Eve Party, Dec. 31; Pickleball Championships, Feb. 6-10; karaoke, Mondays and Tuesdays through November; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

Northern California

ELK VALLEY CASINO, 2500 Howland Hill Road, Crescent City, Calif., 707-464-1020. Justin Shandor, Elvis impersonator, Dec. 15; McKenna Faith, Dec. 29; New Year's Eve with DJ Nett, Dec. 31.

RAIN ROCK CASINO, 777 Casino Way, Yreka, California, 530-777-7246. The Brothers Reed, Dec. 29.

Portland area

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO, Grand Ronde, 800-760-7977. Holiday Wine & Spirits Fair, Dec. 8; Jo Koy, Dec. 15; Brian McKnight, Jan. 19; Engelbert Humperdink, Feb. 9; Kevin and Caruso's Magique, March 9; Johnny Mathis, March 30; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

Oregon coast

CHINOOK WINDS CASINO, Lincoln City, 888-244-6665. The Oak Ridge Boys, Dec. 7-8; UFC 231 Viewing Party, Dev. 8; Comedy on the Coast, Dec. 14-15; Josh Turner, Jan. 18-19; Gary Allan, Feb. 22-23; lounge entertainment, ongoing.

MILL CASINO, North Bend, 800-953-4800. Comedy Night, Wednesdays; Trivia Night, Tuesdays and Thursdays; lounge entertainment, Fridays and Saturdays.

THREE RIVERS CASINO, Florence, 541-997-7529.


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